I often read and hear comments along the lines of "primitivism has offered"; "... has brought" etc. which sometimes not only imply but state that there is something new to the primitivist analysis of capitalism. I find this deeply irritating, and I want to do something to counter it, if nothing else to wipe the debauched pastische of the self-proclaimed 'cool' modernism of these rampant individualist and anti-socialist dogmatists of this peculiar ideology.
There is nothing new about primitivism as an ideology, despite the claims of its adherents.
I start this thread because I want to compile a chronology of primitivist currents thought so that the next time I meet one of these people I can say AHAH...!
Anyway, the examples that spring immediately to mind are the diffusionists - James Leslie Mitchell et al; the Russian anarcho-futurists; and perhaps the gothic romanticism and guild socialism of the likes of Morris. However I'm sure there are dozens more, and better, examples, but I open this thread for contributions from more learned comrades.
Raise The Red Flag!
:red: Nick Durie :red: